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How to Connect an iPad to Ethernet



A wireless connection is fine for most tasks you do on your iPad, but there are some things that would just be way better with a solid hard-wired ethernet connection. Here’s how to connect your iPad to ethernet in order to get the best internet connection. When you are on iOS 10.2 or above, there are new settings to help connect the iPad to ethernet.

The iPad doesn’t include an ethernet port, so you will need to buy some adapters and accessories. This isn’t cheap, but if you need to connect an iPad in a bad WiFi area or at a trade show this is a purchase that is worth looking into.

With the right accessories, you can connect your iPad directly to a modem or router with an Ethernet cable and in iOS 10.2 and higher, you can make changes to the Ethernet settings right on the iPad or iPhone.

We’ve updated an older version of this guide that required a powered USB hub. If you are using an iPhone with a Lightning adapter you should be able to use a normal USB Ethernet adapter without any powered hub to give it extra juice.

Everything you need to connect the iPad to ethernet.

Everything you need to connect the iPad to ethernet.


What You Need to Connect Your iPad to Ethernet

This is a little bit of a hack, but it is officially supported by Apple so you don’t void your warranty and there is no need to worry about breaking something.

Here’s what you need to buy to use your iPhone or iPad with an ethernet cable.

  • Lightning to USB Camera Adapter – Buy
  • USB Ethernet Adapter – Buy
  • Ethernet Cable – Buy
  • An iPad – Buy

You need to buy the official Lightning to USB camera adapter, but you can buy a cheaper USB to Ethernet adapter if you don’t want to pay Apple’s price.

How to connect the iPhone or iPad to Ethernet.

How to connect the iPhone or iPad to Ethernet.


How to Set Up an iPad Ethernet Connection

This is the short list of steps you need to follow to use the iPad ethernet connection. You can use the same directions for the iPhone. Here’s a step-by-step guide on connecting your iPad to ethernet:

  1. First off, disable WiFi on your iPad, as well as cellular data if it’s an LTE model.
  2. Plug one end of the ethernet cable into a free port on your router, and the other end into the ethernet port on the USB Ethernet Adapter.
  3. Connect the USB end of the adapter to the Lightning to Camera connection.
  4. Plug the Lightning end of the adapter into your iPad.

You can see a similar setup in the video below, but you no longer need to use a powered USB hub to make this work.

After a few seconds, the iPad or iPhone will recognize the ethernet connection. If you are on iOS 10.2 or higher, you can now go to Settings and you will see an option to change Ethernet settings on your iPhone or iPad.

This is a recent addition to iOS that will allow you more control over using ethernet as your main way of connecting an iPad.

Once you have everything connected, open Safari and see if the connection is working before you move on to other options.


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  1. dksmidtx

    08/28/2014 at 8:57 am

    Or you could just use any Windows tablet (Surface pro 3 my choice) and connect the USB Ethernet adapter directly to the built-in USB port…

    • jai

      12/26/2015 at 2:26 pm


      • bbeny

        02/25/2016 at 9:33 am

        Sounds to me like apple is shit, considering you need 50 devices just to connect an ipad to a wired network.

    • Blerglr

      03/08/2016 at 10:34 pm

      Stop being a dick.

    • rnc

      03/08/2016 at 11:27 pm

      Except you need to download 50 drivers, and 10 have a virus on it.

      • Aymel

        03/09/2016 at 6:40 am

        Stop talking shit.

      • Nico

        03/09/2016 at 7:45 am

        You must be a complete idiot if that is the case.

  2. homeactivist

    10/22/2014 at 1:08 pm

    Thank you, Craig Lloyd, I have been looking for a way to do this. However, my iPad 2 does not have a port for a lightning connector. It has a port for 30 pin. Is there still a way for me to connect my iPad 2 to ethernet?

  3. Quaboag

    10/27/2014 at 4:40 pm

    I use the Apple 30-pin camera adapter on my iPad 2 just fine. It also works on my old iPhone 4. And, with the lightening to 30-pin adapter it even works on my iPhone 6 so you should be good to go. Just make sure you turn off the cell connection just in case it doesn’t connect properly (a reboot will usually fix it), otherwise you may end up burning up your monthly MB’s thinking that you’re on the wire.

  4. John Smith

    11/09/2014 at 5:08 am

    I have an iPad Air and this didn’t work on it. Any suggestions?

    • Quaboag

      11/09/2014 at 7:59 am

      It worked on my mother’s iPad Air when she was over for a visit. She was running iOS 8, although I don’t know if that makes a difference since it works fine on my iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1. (Side note to Homeactivist: I’m pretty sure you have to have at least iOS 7.)

      It can take 30 seconds or so to connect, so it won’t necessarily work right away.

      I would suggest trying to reboot the iPad and then try again. Every once in awhile I have problems and this clears it right up.

  5. Konrad

    02/02/2015 at 6:43 am

    Hello Craig Lloyd,

    I tried your description with the IPHONE 4 (version 8.1.3) and the IPAD MINI (version 8.1.2) from my girlfriend.
    Both doesn’t work.
    The USB to Ethernet adapter I used is from “networx”.
    Is the original adapter from apple needed or not?
    If yes, what’s the differences?

  6. Mike Ridenhour

    05/04/2015 at 8:41 am

    As of May 4, 2015 you can buy a Redpark Ethernet Cable for iPhone or iPad

    • Gavin Williams

      08/19/2015 at 12:23 pm

      You are required to have an app that uses their SDK to make use of it. It won’t work system wide

      • Yvonne

        09/02/2015 at 9:41 am

        Does their app allow one to surf net and make purchases…anyone know? I tried getting in touch with app maker but would go thru.

  7. Papi Black

    06/05/2015 at 10:19 am

    this looks great. will it keep charging the ipad?

  8. Bartek

    06/08/2015 at 5:44 am

    Thanks for the guide! Works really well. Just got a very quick question – is there any way to charge the iPad with this set up? I need to be able to set an iPad up so that it always is connected to a power supply and wired network.


    • Celso

      03/30/2016 at 10:05 am

      OK, I can confirm that Apple’s new lightning-to-USB 3 adapter, which can (and must) be powered simultaneously, DOES work wirh a wired ethernet connection for my iPad Pro. I’m sending this post with such a setup. So, no need for a powered USB hub anymore. Great!

      Now, it is working with a DYNAMIC IP, tupe 192.168…., or 10.0…. . It does NOT work with a fixed, corporate IP. If someone knows how it could work, please let us know!

      • Helping

        10/29/2016 at 12:19 pm

        if you mean what I think and therefore you can get a DHCP server to give the IPAD an IP but you can’t set an IP address that your corporate IT department gave you then you just need to find the MAC address of the USB–Ethernet adaptor (likely printed on if not plug it into a PC and do ipconfig /all to find its ‘hardware address’ – sure you can do this on a mac too just cant remember) then give your corporate IT team the MAC address and tell them to setup a static reservation on their DHCP server so that it will give out the same static IP address they wanted you to use for the IPAD. therefore you plug the iPad in, it asks the DHCP server for the address, the DHCP server see’s the USB Ethernet mac address and assigns it the static IP address they wanted you to use. If the corporate network has no DHCP server then the only other way is (and be super careful about this and involve corporate IT) you need to set a DHCP server on the same wired network that the iPad is on that will *ONLY* respond to DHCP requests from the iPad and nothing else (or you could seriously screw up the network). Now when i say setup a DHCP server i don’t mean some big load expensive server box, it could just be a simple bit of software you run on your corporate PC just for this task. Then setup the static reservation for the iPad on that DHCP server. N.B on a corporate network depending on their switches security settings you may need to plug iPad and the machine running this DHCP server into a cheap unmanaged switch and then plug that unmanaged switch into the main corporate network

        • Celso

          10/29/2016 at 4:29 pm

          Hi “Helping”,
          Thank you very much for your reply. So, using the dongle’s MAC instead of a computer´s could be a way to go. Now, the issue is that the network (a university´s) also uses TTSL and other configurations. But I’ll try to try ;-) what you suggest.

  9. ccanestro

    07/06/2015 at 12:39 pm

    A quick question: why use a lightning to camera adapter instead of using the cable that come with charger wich is already lightning to USB and plug it in the hub?

  10. kcliew

    07/15/2015 at 12:42 am

    Can it work the other way round? I had a machine that need wireless network connection but does not have wireless adapters. The only way to connect to the network is by using ethernet cable. Can this method work? My ipad will be use as a wireless adapter and connect to my machine using ethernet cable to provide network connectivity.

  11. WB

    07/16/2015 at 9:51 am

    Hi – I was wondering if I could follow these steps to connect my iPhone 6 to the ethernet in my office. We don’t have wifi and it’s draining my data usage.

  12. carlton brown

    07/20/2015 at 2:15 pm

    thanks it works GREAT

  13. David

    07/22/2015 at 1:14 pm

    I am getting a message on ipad dm9621a usb to fast ether:the connected device is not supported. I am using the following: ipad4, inland usb to lan adapter (says mac compatible), inland 13port usb powered hub, lightning to usb camera (apple) adapter, ethernet cable

    • Steve

      08/03/2015 at 11:27 am

      I’m getting the “unsupported” message too, on my old iPad 2. Trying to use a Belkin powered USB 2.0 hub, but as soon as I plug it in via my Camera Kit adapter, it says “Unsupported Device AX88772B The connected device is not supported.

      • Steve

        08/05/2015 at 11:59 am

        I’m guessing, since this happens before I even try to connect the Ethernet Adapter, that my iPad is not compatible with my powered USB hub.

  14. Martin

    08/01/2015 at 11:45 am

    Woow it work on my iPad mini 2… Thanks a lot

  15. cesare

    08/05/2015 at 4:19 am

    Its NOT working with our iPad Air 2 (A1566, end 2014) with iOS 8.4.. We are using all components like in the video but no lightning to USB adapter as there is a direct lightning to USB cable now from Apple. Any hints would be appreciated!

    • Quaboag

      08/05/2015 at 5:43 am

      Have you tried the Roy Trenneman method? (Have you tried turning it off and on again?) On rare occasions I need to do a reboot to make it work. Also, is the USB->Ethernet the Apple brand? Both my iPad 2 and iPhone 6 are running 8.4 and they work fine, but maybe there’s something particular about your hardware where there’s a stray duck that left the row. I’d also suggest trying a different powered USB hub if you have one available.

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      03/10/2017 at 1:10 am

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  16. Cesare

    08/05/2015 at 6:36 am

    Yes its an Apple Ethernet-USB. didn’t try the reboot, will try that later. Is the lightning – USB cable ok or would i need an lightning – USB adapter? Sorry but i can’t find the Roy Trenneman method, i even searched for it…Do you have link?

    • Quaboag

      08/05/2015 at 7:12 am

      The lightning to USB cable (the camera adapter) has been reported to work fine. I have a mix of 30-pin and lightning ports on my devices, and I already had the 30-pin to lightning adapter, so it made more sense for me to use the 30-pin camera adapter. Roy Trenneman is a character on the British sitcom “The IT Crowd” who’s catchphrase is “Have you tried turning it on and off gain?” which is a hoot for those of us who work with or as sysadmins (especially with Windows servers!). Search for him on YouTube or for the show on Netflix or Amazon. :)

      • Cesare

        08/05/2015 at 8:13 am

        Thanks for your help anyway. The “Roy Trennemann” method doesn’t work either unfortunately… One think i would like to make clear in order to avoid confusion. I have NEVER used the “camera adapter” but use a cable that directly connects lightning to USB (delivered by Apple with the IPad.. Do you think this is the problem?

        • Quaboag

          08/05/2015 at 9:15 am

          Yes, that’s most certainly your problem. The standard USB cable provides power and a connection for syncing, but isn’t really providing a USB port, whereas the camera adapter is adding a standard USB port to your device. It’s only intended to be used for downloading pictures from a camera, and is totally unsupported by Apple for any other purpose, but it does work with some other USB devices. (e.g. My USB keyboard works fine with it.) You should be able to plug the ethernet-USB adapter directly into the camera adapter, except that the iPad cannot provide enough power for it. That’s why we stick the powered USB hub in the middle. So it really works just as if you were using it on a laptop. Plug the ethernet-USB adapter into the hub, plug the male end of the hub into the camera adapter, and plug the camera adapter into the iPad. A downside is that you cannot power the iPad at the same time.

          • Cesare

            08/05/2015 at 11:26 am

            hi. thanks. i’m pretty sure that this will do the trick…

          • Cesare

            08/19/2015 at 3:10 am

            This did the trick. Works like a charm now. Thanks for your support.

  17. Yvonne

    08/07/2015 at 12:51 pm

    Using setup as described with occasional issue although until lately just rebooted. Lately tho, I’m having to turn off power to router several times before I get a connection again. Any ideas??? Also, would IOS 8 or 9 help??? Anyone try the Redpark cable, if so what Apple app is needed for surfing net? Thanks if anyone has help!

  18. Trader.

    08/16/2015 at 7:47 am

    Nope, nothing, doesn’t work on my iPad Air iOS 8.4.1. I’ve tried different cables and power hubs but still nothing. I’ve tried rebooting etc. but still nothing.

  19. Trader

    08/16/2015 at 8:12 am

    Nope, doesn’t work on my iPad 4 either. Vexed.

  20. Cody

    08/16/2015 at 5:52 pm

    This didn’t work for my iPad mini. Using 3.0 hub. I’m sure that’s the issue though. Does usb to Ethernet need to be Apple brand? Did anyone have to configure the router to open certain ports? Thanks

    • Cody

      08/16/2015 at 5:55 pm

      Meant to say 3.0 hub is not the issue

  21. Gutflieger

    08/20/2015 at 3:42 am

    It worked fine with IOS 8.4. but since I updated to IOS 8.4.1 it does not work. Any ideas how to work around in IOS 8.4.1.?

  22. Trader

    08/25/2015 at 8:03 am

    Not sure this post is gonna work… Anyway, I’ve now got it working on iOS 8.4.1.

  23. eccsd

    08/26/2015 at 2:45 pm

    Great Thanks! I have it working on both iPhone 5s and iPad mini (iOS 8.4.1) in airplane mode (or wifi off if wifi-only iPad), even though the error message still pops up about the USB to Ethernet adapter being incompatible. (I have Apple’s own USB to Ethernet adapter.) I just ignore the error message and voilà!

  24. Mumsey

    08/30/2015 at 10:11 am

    I use an airport express as a router and it doesn’t have an ethernet “out” port, so I tried the setup by plugging directly into the cable modem instead of a router and could not get it to work. Do I need to buy an airport extreme?

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  26. Stav Hatzi

    09/24/2015 at 8:52 pm

    I still don’t understand WHY Apple doesn’t come up with a solution to have the Ipad wired directly to LAN! I have sent a communication to iRoom iDock which is an in-wall charger/docking station to hopefully get them to build in this HACK FIX… We use Ipads on a regular basis to control complex Boardroom systems and the Ipads just “drop out” randomly from the network.. We get the clients to use the “Roy method” and it often fixes the issue – but for some reason the Ipad keeps wanting to talk to Apple and when it can’t it just chucks a wobbly .. ( sorry Aussie slang) :)

  27. Trader

    10/22/2015 at 1:19 am

    I’ve had this method of wired connection working for a while, vey useful.

    Perhaps a noteworthy point: when I turn the wireless network on my router off the iPad connects via the wired connection without turning the iPad wi-fi setting off or setting iPad to airplane mode (iOS 9.1).

  28. Britt

    10/22/2015 at 6:13 am

    Hellow ya all,

    iPad Model search

    Searching the list I’ve noticed that I have a iPad 3th generation – A1430 Wi-Fi + cellular 64GB, Year: early 2012

    Software: 8.3

    I’ve tried it over and over again but it won’t work.

    What am I doing wrong or maybe it won’t work at all with the ‘older’ type of iPad’s.

    “I still don’t understand WHY Apple doesn’t come up with a solution to have the Ipad wired directly to LAN!”

    That’s indeed very strange because not everybody is a fan of Wi-Fi.

    My ‘installation’ so far:

    I have a Apple USB Ethernet Adapter, TP-Link USB 3.0 7-port Hub Power 12V DC, have fast internet at home, have a Cat6 Ethernet cable.

    iPad has a 30 pin connecter for energy. (can’t find this one here in Belgium$_35.JPG)

    Also have an other USB Ethernet Adapter but that one is asking for an installation with mini cd???

    What am I doing wrong so far?


  29. Gary

    10/24/2015 at 4:31 pm

    Got it to work today. Tried generic usb to Ethernet and it failed (was not supported). Switched to apple usb to Ethernet and it worked.

  30. El

    10/27/2015 at 5:55 pm

    Does this work on ios 9?

  31. Jonathan

    11/10/2015 at 10:20 pm

    Will it charge the iPad as well?

  32. Miles

    11/16/2015 at 3:03 pm

    I am inquiring, like a lot of people, whether this method will charge the iPad? Am I wrong to assume that plugging a Barcode scanner into the additional USB ports on the hub will work just fine?

  33. Ken Foulks

    12/01/2015 at 5:27 pm

    I read every word and every comment, but I couldn’t get this to work. I finally went Frys and bought every Ethernet/USB adaptor and every USB hub. What worked for me was:

    USB hub: Macally 4 port hub #0110749017 $20-Frys
    Ethernet adaptor: Diamond USB 3.0 with Gigabit Ethernet #5744802283 $24-Frys
    Lightning adaptor: #8590962750 $23-walmart

    These Ethernet adapters did not work:
    Trendnet TU3-ETG #1093130238
    Sabrent NT-USB #5716100128
    Linksys USB3GIGV1 #4588365627

  34. Michael

    12/22/2015 at 12:11 pm

    worked till I updated to IOS 9.2
    Now it does not work anymore. This is a big problem for me.

  35. Ted Meerloo

    12/27/2015 at 4:45 am

    Thanks. Most helpful. I knew there must be a way. Apple helpline was nice but clueless, local megastore ditto.

  36. vincentsong

    01/06/2016 at 7:25 pm

    Can I just disable Wifi, but keep bluetooth on?
    Is iOS9.2 working?

  37. Celso

    01/12/2016 at 1:04 pm

    OK, the setup works great with: iPad Air 1 and iPad Pro; iOS 9; original (Apple) USB-to-ethernet adapter, and Apple 30-pin (plus lightgning-30-pin) to USB reader. To those people that can’t make it work, I suggest, make sure your router distributes dynamic IPs, of course. In fact, I’ve found out that with the direct connection the iPad doesn’t get an IP (?), or at least I can’t find it. Another finding: turning on Wi-Fi or shared internet over Bluetooth overrides the direct ethernet setup. i’ve being trying to get AirPlay AND this setup over an ad hoc wifi network. For example, you go to a place with bad wifi but good ethernet. You get ethernet internet in the iPad, and mirror it with an ad hoc, even slow wifi network. Doesn’t work. BUT, AirPlay to an AppleTV or to a computer with a mirroring program (Reflector 2) DOES work if the mirroring device is in the same wired or wireless network.

    Now, how to power the iPad? A USB adapter gizmo with powering lighting connection would be needed.

    Another thing: does anyone know what this direct setup may do to an iPad’s wifi?

  38. Joe

    01/21/2016 at 5:47 pm

    Was working fine up until 9.2 software upgrade. Now I get a “USB Hub 2.0: device requires too much power” message, even though I have it connected to a poweed usb hub. My other ipad which is still at 9.1, works using same setup. Any suggestions?

  39. KARL

    01/26/2016 at 3:58 am

    Does anyone know if i can change the IP address of the ipad when connected via ethernet?

  40. Karl

    01/26/2016 at 3:59 am

    Does anyone know if i can change the ip address of the ipad when it is connected via ethernet?

  41. Cao

    03/04/2016 at 4:52 am

    In my house it work wonderfully. However I want to use it in my office, but I need to be able to set up the proxy configuration. The IPad Pro in Settings/General/About only recognize the apple usb camera adapter and not the Ethernet adapter. And in the Apple Usb Camera Adapter there is no option to set up the proxy configuration.
    Does anyone knows where and how can I add proxy configurations to these connections?
    Thanks a lot.
    Best regards.

    • Celso

      03/04/2016 at 12:36 pm

      @Cao My guess is that you need an intermediate device to configure the proxy, for example, one for powerline ethernet. I’ve had several Devolo powerline adapters over years and they have worked flawlessly. I suppose you can configure the proxy in one Devolo device, which sends its own IP to the other one(s):

  42. Craig

    03/04/2016 at 12:10 pm

    Can any of you answer the question please: Does this method power the iPad and allow it to remain charged. Best I can tell from the comments the answer is NO but no one ever seems to directly answer the question.

    • Ken Foulks

      03/04/2016 at 12:17 pm

      @Cao, I’m pretty sure you can’t add proxy settings or do anything except a basic connection.

      @Craig, No, you cannot power the ipad and have a connection through the same port, at least not without something more custom than this setup.

    • Bob-O

      03/27/2016 at 12:01 am

      The new camera adapter with a plug for lightning power cord* keeps battery charged as well as powers the Ethernet-USB adapter directly, no hub required at all. Magnifique!
      *plugged into iPad power brick

  43. Craig

    03/04/2016 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks Ken.


    03/05/2016 at 1:16 am

    Hi. Does this still work on ios 9.2?

  45. El

    03/07/2016 at 1:03 pm

    I just upgraded to iOS 9.2.1 and this internet set up still works. I thought it didn’t for a minute until I unplugged all the adapter leads and plugged them in again in the correct order.


    03/08/2016 at 3:36 am

    Thanks a lot El for your reply.

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    03/18/2016 at 5:33 am

    TRENDnet’s portable USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter , type TU3-ETG , shortly puts a Gigabit Ethernet slot to a Windows as well as Mac PC . A high Speed USB 3 .0 slot backing Whole Duplex two Gbps data pass on speeds. The TU3-ETG is appropriate with previous USB 2.0 as well as 1.1 jacks.

  48. Rinus Coppens

    03/24/2016 at 2:46 am

    This option would help where people are sensitive for electromagnetic radiation, especially when connected to the internet for a longer period, for instance a football game

  49. Celso

    03/26/2016 at 6:34 am


    After upgrading to iOS 9.3, I’ve noticed the connection is a little more iffy, my iPad Air not always recognizes the alien device, and it also depends on the direction in which the lightning connection is plugged in. The “unsupported” USB adapter is recognized as a “Multi DVD rewriter” (???).

    Also, I’m waiting for some gizmos to try to power the iPad while having this direct ethernet setup. I’ll inform about it.

  50. Bob-O

    03/27/2016 at 3:19 am

    Reply to 4 March query reports new USB3 camera adapter with plug for lightning power cord* eliminates need for hub, powers the Ethernet-USB adapter while also charging or maintaining iPad battery at full charge. Magnifique!
    *plugged into iPad power brick

    • Celso

      03/30/2016 at 10:07 am

      Yes, confirmed on this side too!
      Does anyone know how this could work with a fixed, corporate IP?

  51. Mike

    04/03/2016 at 12:28 pm

    I have it working with a dynamic IP address, although I have no clue what it is. Is there any way to setup the IP address, router, etc? We use them in industrial manufacturing and need a wired connection with an IP address that can be configured to static. Any help or knowledge on this would be appreciated.

  52. Jonathan Mitchell

    04/05/2016 at 3:53 am

    I have a company that is willing to invest in these products if they will work for us but what I need to know is what is the max Mbts per second download and upload

    • Celso

      04/05/2016 at 4:31 am

      I just got 92.5 Mbps download in my 100 Mbps line. Upload is much more limited and varied, about 2.5 Mbps only. I think the limit in my line is 5 or 7.

  53. David

    05/10/2016 at 4:25 pm

    I keep getting the error message (on the ipad): “USB 10/100 LAN: The connected device is not supported”

    So it seems to know that it’s a LAN cable, but won’t let me use it… Anyone else seen this? got any ideas?


  54. Mitchell Hudson

    05/18/2016 at 1:14 am

    What will happen if I turn my wifi connection on? I require my iPad to be connected to a local network without losing my out going wifi hotspot connection. The Ethernet just needs to give the iPad an IP address on a local network.

  55. Jason Potter

    05/19/2016 at 9:28 pm

    Celso: Powered USB to Lightning Camera Adapter with Apple Ethernet to USB does *not* work with 1st Generation iPad Mini 64GB w/Wifi and Cellular. Doesn’t matter which way the lightning connector is connected. Gives the message that the USB Ethernet Adapter requires too much power (even though the Powered USB to Camera Adapter is connected to a power source and the iPad Mini is charging). Had Wifi, Bluetooth and Airplane Mode all turned off.

  56. Brandon

    06/21/2016 at 4:33 pm

    Does this support gigabit? I’m curious, as I want to use this as a cable technician to show people what speed they’re actually getting directly from their modem rather than via wireless if they don’t have an Ethernet capable device or only have 10/100 fast Ethernet on their computer.

  57. Paula

    07/18/2016 at 12:36 pm

    I love you and I wanna have your babies!! This worked on iPad Air 2. Thank you.

  58. Joel Byrd

    08/30/2016 at 5:59 am

    Does the USB Ethernet adapter need to be Apple? The iPad doesn’t seem to like the StarTech adapter I’m trying to use.

  59. El

    08/30/2016 at 3:00 pm

    As far as I understand the USB Ethernet adapter does need to be Apple. I think iPad doesn’t have the drivers for the others.

  60. Jason T Brockdorf

    09/21/2016 at 6:25 pm

    Does the ipad charge while it’s connected?

    • Jason T Brockdorf

      09/21/2016 at 6:54 pm

      Found my answer, it wasn’t displaying all of the comments initially.

  61. Jessica

    09/29/2016 at 6:49 pm

    I need the data and power for the 12.9 iPad Pro—Help please

  62. Mark NYC

    01/07/2017 at 5:13 pm

    Seems that this method works nicely but doesn’t actually power the ipad/iphone. Is there a way to supply ethernet AND power the iphone/ipad??

    • Celso

      01/07/2017 at 7:31 pm

      “Is there a way to supply ethernet AND power the iphone/ipad??”

      Yes. The original explanation is obsolete now. With the newer iPads and iOS, all you need is:
      – a USB-to-lightning adapter, which includes a charging slot
      – an ethernet-to-USB adapter; must be the Apple adapter, apparently
      – a lightning power cord and brick

      Just turn off wifi and plug in the three devices. The brick simultaneously charges the iPad and powers the ethernet adapter

  63. Ryan

    03/06/2017 at 6:22 pm


    It wasnt working for me, I bought multiple adapters and finally found out my problem. If you are using the ipad 12v outlet plug in to power the ethernet adapter it HAS TO BE PLUGGED IN TO AN ACTUAL WALL OUTLET!

    It won’t work if it’s plugged into an extension cord!

    I hope this saves someone from the headache this gave me trying to get it to work:)

  64. Steve

    04/05/2017 at 4:34 am

    I set up the Ethernet on my iPad Pro. Works PERFECTLY, BUT don’t get greedy. Get the 10/100 adapter, NOT the gigabit. The gigabit draws too much power for the lightning and it will reject it. I suppose it would work with a powered hub. My advice, just settle for the 10/100 and move on. Two little adapter cables. Haven’t tried it, but I might suggest the splitter that lets you charge at the same time. It’s gonna drain the battery pretty quickly I expect.

  65. Nik

    04/18/2017 at 7:25 am

    Thanks for the post and the video!

  66. Sofie

    09/27/2017 at 2:53 pm

    Since ios 11, the connection of my iPad Pro with my Internet cable doesn’t seem to work anymore…. :-( Someone who knows the solution for it?

    • Celso

      09/30/2017 at 8:33 pm

      I am using it right now, no problem. It even let’s you configure DNS etc. I’m not sure that was possible before (I don’t use much this setup).

      No idea how you can solve your problem. Try rebooting the iPad. Try other (Apple) adapters. Sometimes (strangely) changing your language and then changing it back to the prevoius one has fixed configuration issues for me.


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